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THE 



AUDITORS' REPORT 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



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TOWN OF A.NDOVER, | 



For the Year ending Feb. 12, 1861. 



ANDOVER: 
PRINTED BY WARREN F. DRAPER. 

18 6 1. 



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THE 



AUDITORS' REPORT 



OF THE 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



OF THE 



TOWN OF ANDOYER, 



For the Year ending Feb. 12, 1861. 



ANDOVER: 
PRINTED BY WARREN F. DRAPER. 

18 6 1. 



11 E P O R T 



SELECTMEN'S ACCOUNT 



SCHOOLS 



Appropriation for the year 1860, 
Balance due the Districts, Feb. 14th, 
Amount of State School Fund, 



1860, 



$3,500 00 

1,659 84 

196 00 

$5,355 84 



Districts. 


Feb. 14, '60. 


Appropria- 
tions. 


Credit. 


Paid. 


Feb. 12, '61. 




Cr. 


I860. 


1860. 


1860. 


Cr. 


Centre South 


$244,16 


$588,00 


$832,16 


589,56 


$242,60 


Phillips . . . 


128,15 


282,00 


410,15 


211,85 


198,30 


Village . . . 


197,86 


492,00 


689,86 


513,27 


176,59 


Ballard Vale . 


182,24 


492,00 


674,24 


426,90 


247,34 


Scotland . . 


93,38 


243,00 


336,38 


236,11 


100,27 


Holt 


108,42 


216,00 


324,42 


231,26 


93,16 


Centre West . 


127,90 


245,00 


372,90 


257,71 


115,19 


Frye .... 


195,17 


400,00 


595,17 


417,90 


177,27 


North .... 


54,19 


151,00 


205,19 


205,19 




Abbott . . . 


103,63 


160,00 


263,63 


188,18 


75,45 


Bailey. . . . 


120,69 


227,00 


347,69 


237,63 


110,06 


Osgood . . . 


104,05 


200,00 


304,05 


209,50 


94,55 



$1659,84 3696,00 5355,84 3725,06 1630,78 



Whole amount due the Districts, 

Orders paid to Feb. 12, 1861, $3,725 06 

Balances due Districts, Feb. 12, 1861, 1,630 78 



$5,355 84 
| 5,355 84 



SCHOOL HOUSES. 



Districts. 1 Feb. 14, 18G0. . Tax, 1860. 


Credit,1860 Paid, I860. 


Balance Feb. 12, 
1861. 




Dr. 


Cr. 




Dr. 


Cr. 


Cent. South 




$527,20 


$527,20 $413,12 




$114,08 


Phillips . . 




$18,08 




18,08 


18,08 






Village . . 






272,18 


272,18 


254,17 




18,01 


Ballard Vale 




100,46 410,54 


511,00 


122,52 




388,48 


Holt .... 




18,66 




18,66 


4,78 




13,88 


Cent. West 


14 










14 




Frye . . . 




1,50 


544,98 


546,48 


472,19 




74,29 


North . . . 




14,98 




14,98 






14,98 


Abbott . . 




56,25 236,46 


292,71 


262,54 




30,17 



$209,93 1,991,36 2,201,29 1,547,40 
.14 



#209,79 
Due the Districts, 
Paid, 



Taxes assessed, 

Feb. 14, 1860, balance, 



653,89 
.14 

653,75 

$653,75 
1,547,40 



$2,201,15 
«} $2,201,15 



Dist. No. 



OVERWORK ON ROADS. 

1, S. G. Valpey, 
4, S. D. Abbott, 
6, T. P. Allen, 
8, A. F. Woodbridge, 
14, Hermon Phelps, 

16, P. B. Follansbee, 

17, Joseph B. Pearson, 

18, Joshua Phelps, 
20, A. N. Luscomb, 
27, Daniel C. Stevens, 



REMITTANCE OF TAXES. 



Edward Taylor, Tax of 1859, 
" " Tax of 1860, 



$9 08 




77 


10 


00 


2 


05 


7 


28 


2 


17 


7 


90 




69 


3 


21 


6 


06 



$49 21 



$10 14 

200 49 



$210 63 



EXPENSE OF REMOVING SNOW. 



Dist. No. 1, John Cornell, 
" 3, John Chandler, 

" 5, Josiah F. Abbott, 

" 6, Jonas Holt, 

" 13, Joshua Chandler, 
" 14, Nathan Abbott, 
" 16, E. Lovejoy, 
" lb, Joshua Phelps, 
" 19, James Bailey, 
" 17, S. Bardwell, 

21, Stephen Hardy, 
23, P. P. Pillsbury, 
25, Charles C. Blunt, 
28, Daniel Mears, 
B. S. White, 
Henry J. Gray, 



I 


50 


1 


.50 


7 


00 


3 


86 


4 


00 


3 


12 


1 


62 


2 


25 


2 


00 


2 


50 


13 


61 


2 


00 


7 


09 


7 


00 


3 


00 


3 


12 



$64 17 



SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS FOR ROADS AND 
BRIDGES. 

T. P. Allen, 89 95 

S. G. Valpey, 261 84 

Hermon Phelps, 8 00 

Hermon Abbott, 33 40 

Jenkins & Thompson, planking bridges, 221 53 

H. A. Gould, railing road, 5 32 

J. O. Connell, fence on Abbott bridge, 12 83 

John Ragan, paving on district No. 2, 12 25 

T. B. Bailey, labor on land near Almshouse, 25 00 

Solomon Holt, repairs on culvert, 12 00 

T. B. Bailey, labor on culvert, old railroad, 26 87 

J. H. Chandler, District No. 13, 89 55 

Eliza Burr, Bank wall, 8 00 

John Ragan, paving Pearson street, 37 75 

Charles Pray, labor on Main street, 4 18 

Mayberry & Co., labor on Pearson street, 62 

E. Hussey railing turnpike, 10 06 

J. H. Cochran, and others, labor, 5 00 

S. Bardwell, fences, Wood Hill, 39 34 

A. Bancroft, 1 50 

Silas Shedd, grading at Wood Hill, 50 00 

$877 99 



6 

ABATEMENT OF TAXES. 

Edward Taylor, $£5 60 



HIGHWAY TAX WORKED AND REASSESSED. 

Dist. No. 27, Daniel C. Stevens, $53 16 

15, P. M. Jefferson, 26 18 

13, J. H Chandler, 101 69 

25, Ballard Holt, 34 90 

26, H. W. Abbott, 162 40 

14, Hermon Phelps, 20 37 
9, Henry J. Gray, 31 23 

" 22, Thomas Clark, 28 20 

" 17, Joseph B. Pearson, 21 34 

" 19, James Bailey, 56 03 

" 7, James O. Cheever, 1 28 

10, N. Howe, 21 46 

5, J. B. Abbott, 10 42 
18, Joshua Phelps, 19 29 

4, S. D. Abbott, 1 08 

28, James Shay, 32 02 

2, J. L. Abbott, 77 27 
" 11, £. Hussey, 6 55 

23, D. Poland, 49 90 

12, J. F. HiU, 15 15 

8, A. F. Woodbridge, 4 24 

21, Artemas Kendall, 48 04 

20, A. N. Luscomb, 39 88 

6, T. P. Allen, 29 36 
1, S. G. Valpey, 148 26 

" 16, P. B. FoUansbee, 34 48 

3, Moses Abbott, 97 61 



81,171 79 



LIQUOR AGENCY. 

Edward F. Porter, $1,383 35 

John Harding, agent, 150 00 

Liquors, transportation, 22 04 

$1,555 39 



SERVICES OF OFFICERS. 

George Mooar, School Committee, 

George Foster, " " 

J. H. Merrill, 

Jacob C hickering, Building Committee, 

Nathaniel Swift, 

Peter Smith, « 

William Jenkins, " " 

Asa A. Abbott, Assessor, 

James Bailey, " 

William S.Jenkins, " 

W. B. Allen, Police, 

John T. Bailey,* notifying officers, 

Charles Pray, notifying meetings, 

Edward Taylor, Treasurer for the year, 

Collecting Taxes, 
George Foster, Selectman and Overseer, 
John B. Jenkins, " " 

Benjamin Boynton, " " 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Farnum & Gile, labor at Engine House, 

J. W. Poor, firemen's hats and stationery 

Higgins & Abbott, oil, 

Abbott & Holt, oil, 

Annual pay of members, 

T. E. Mayberry, drawing engine to fire, 

John C. Morse, Janitor, 

Hunt & Co., rubber suits, 

J. Boyd & Sons, hose and express, 

H. Burtt, repairs on engine, 

Eben P. Higgins, painting engine, 



•5 00 


45 


00 


53 


00 


100 


00 


75 


00 


60 


00 


40 


00 


250 


00 


275 


00 


275 


00 


10 


00 


6 


50 


20 


89 


50 


00 


187 


52 


75 


00 


75 


00 


60 


00 



$1,702 91 



S7 


22 


2 


00 


5 


32 


8 46 


377 


70 


7 


50 


16 


35 


13 


50 


11 


25 




75 


11 


00 



$461 05 



MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES. 

T. E. Mayberry & Co.. coal, for Town House, 

H. G. Kimball, Janitor, Town House, 

Eben P. Higgins, lettering guide-boards, 

H. Clark, postage, 

D. W. Abbott, express, 

William Barnett, coal-shovel, Town House, 

Stephen Hardy, damage of tools, 

H. F. Barnard, labor and furniture for Town House, 

Amount carried forward, $310 16 



$47 


75 


201 


95 


18 


13 


6 


56 


26 


00 




50 


5 


52 


3 


75 



8 

Amount brought forward, 

C. K. Ikirling, valuation books, 

J. B. Jenkins, paying witness fees, case of J. F. Abbott 
W. F. Draper, printing, 
A. Abbott, in case of J. F. Abbott, 
Bates & Co., carpet, Post Office, 
J. K. Barker, plan of road near Ballard Vale, 
T. Groom & Co., Collectors' and Assessors' books. 
W. H. Kimball, examination of diseased cow, 
T. Rnmgay, damage of horse on road, 
Dodge & Beard, oil for Town House, 
Hermon Phelps, guide-post, 

Henry A. Davis, sealing standard of weights and measures 
Jenkins & Thompson, labor in Town House, 
J. B. Jenkins, aiding Dr. Kimball examining diseased cow, 
Peter French, work done at Town House, 
I. O. Loring, cash paid M. Dorman for surveying, 
Joseph Richardson, land damage, 
Nathaniel Wilson, Lawrence tax, 
William Chickering, fixtures at Town House, 
Jonas Holt, distributing envelops, 
A. C. Chadwick, insurance, Town House, 
H. W. Abbott, brushes for Town House, 
Benjamin Boynton, cash paid S. Hardy, 
J. R. Loring, repairs in Town House, 
A. A. Abbott,' measuring roads, 
Charles W. Howe, repairs at Town House, 
Sands & Byers, school books and stationery, 
Henry Abbott, 2d, returning deaths, 
Simeon Hardy, damage and costs in private way, 
Hermon Abbott, black-board, Town House, 
Wm. Barnett, fixtures at Town House, 
Edward Taylor, fare to Boston, 
Wm. Allen, witness fee, 
John Ragan, repairs about Town House, 
Abbott & Holt, oil for Town House, 
Abbott & Clement, pump and trough, 

" " Town House, 

Gamaliel Gleason, land on Summer street, 1857, 

" cement, Town House, 

A. T. Sanborn, insurance, Town House, 
S. G. Bean, dinners, and horse-keeping, 
Hermon Phelps, returning deaths, 
Peter French, sawing wood for Town House, 
James H. Smith, one pick, 
J. B. Jenkins, wood at Town House, 
P. M. Jefferson, soap for Town House, 

D. S. & G. F. Richardson, case of S. Hardy, 



$310 


16 


3 


00 


t, 153 


12 


133 


38 


250 


00 


8 


75 


5 


00 


5 


00 


5 


00 


15 


00 


26 


12 


1 


7-3 


ires, 7 


00 


15 


94 


ow, 4 


00 


3 


12 


3 


00 


25 


00 


26 46 


23 


01 


1 


50 


41 


00 




69 


2 


90 




50 


2 


50 


12 


79 


12 


01 


5 


20 


100 


00 




75 


4 


73 


1 


10 


1 


65 


6 


00 


45 


86 


5 


92 


29 


02 


23 


55 


2 


00 


80 


00 


11 


75 


2 


80 


3 


00 


1 


25 


6 


06 


1 


00 


35 


00 


$1,464 34 



OVERSEERS' ACCOUNT. 



PAID TO CITIES AND TOWNS. 

State Lunatic Hospital, Lydia B. Frye, 

House of Correction, Samuel W. Abbott. 

West Newbury, Mrs. Nathaniel Shattuck and children, 

Hanvers, John O. Holt, 



1150 


71 


12 


28 


8 


55 


12 


15 



$184 29 



COMMITMENTS. 



Samuel G. Bean, 
Benjamin H. Corning, 
Walter B. Allen, 



$14 00 
3 00 
1 00 

$18 00 



DUE FROM OTHER TOWNS. 



State, Andrew Jackson, burial, 
Oxford, Isabella Grimley, 
Newburyport, Rebecca Merrill, 
Neiuton, James G. Hunter, 
North Andover, James Nichols, 



$5 00 


4 


00 


8 


50 


17 


50 


4 


25 



$39 25 



RELIEF OUT OF ALMSHOUSE. 



Abel Abbott, 
Mrs. Amelia Goodwin, 
David Goodwin, 
Polly Abbott, 
Amanda Goodwin, 
Judith Wardwell, 
Osgood Woodbridge, 
Mrs. Wiley, 
Warren Mason, 
A. K. Wardwell, 

Amount carried forward, 

2 



$10 00 


15 


06 


5 


00 


8 


75 


3 


00 


26 


00 


33 


50 


8 


00 


12 


65 


9 


00 



$130 96 



10 



Amount brought forward, 
Phebe A. Johnson, and family, 
Serenia Abbott, 

Nathan and Dorcas B. Chandler, 
Amos Dane, 
Catharine Trnlan, 
Leonard W. Bean's family, 
George Burns, 
Thomas C. Mason, 
Miss E. J. Abbott, 
James Nichols, 

Stephen Frye, medical attendance, 
Nichol's child, medical attendance, 
Arma Jones, 

Samuel G. Bean, removing paupers, 
Frye Village District Tax, 



$130 


96 


45 


50 


26 


00 


44 


50 


3 


00 


15 


50 


22 


50 


3 


15 


16 


00 


7 


50 


4 


25 


3 


00 


2 


00 


19 


50 


2 


50 


9 


90 



$356 36 



EXPENSES OF ALMSHOUSE. 

Jones, Pratt & Cristy, supplies, 

Wm. Barnett, supplies, 

G. H. Churchill, grain, 

Tristum B. Bailey, salary, 

J. H. Chandler, meat, 

M. Nelson & Son, supplies, 

Augusta Townsend, labor, 

Barnard & Holt, repairs, 

T. E. Mayberry & Co., coal, 

W. H. Kimball, medical attendance, 

Dodge & Beard, supplies, 

Abbott & Holt, supplies, 

William Davis, labor, 

Gile & Bodwell. repairs, 

George Worcester, meat, 

A. McFarlin, ice, 

James H. Smith, 

Samuel G. Bean, swine, 

" " buffalo robe, 
P. M. Jefferson, soap, 
Hermon Abbott, shoes, 
William Poor, wagon-top and repairs, 
J. W. Barnard, boots and shoes, 
Thomas Holt, shoes, 
Sally Abbott, coffin, 

Amount carried forward, $1827 27 



$128 


43 


13 


52 


226 


91 


275 


00 


34 


73 


186 


1Q 


100 


50 


144 


83 


91 


27 


15 


00 


199 


20 


226 


25 


32 


00 


16 


50 


6 


98 


10 


00 


23 


87 


12 


50 


7 


50 


38 


50 


1 


00 


22 


75 


8 


31 


3 


50 


o 


12 



11 



Amount brought forward, 
S. G. Valpey, meat, 
William Corse, shoes, 
John J. Brown, medicine, 



$1827 27 


• 70 


46 


17 


87 


12 


02 



,927 62 



INVENTORY OF HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE AND 

WARES. 

Bread -trough, .75 ; 2 cream pots, 1,00 ; chest, .50, $2 25 

Two dinner bells, 1,00 ; long table, 1,50 ; lantern, .75, 3 25 

Seven air-tight stoves, 1 0,00 ; 7 tables, 10,75 ; 66 chairs, 16,50, 37 25 
Medicine chest, 4,00 ; 2 syringes, 2,00 ; 2 oil-cans, .50, 6 50 

Umbrella, 1,25 ; 3 clothes-horses, 2,50 ; 1 doz. brooms, 2,25, 6 00 
Six sad irons, 1,50 ; 39 tin pans, 7,20 ; 5 trays, 1,00, 9 70 

Cooking-stove and apparatus, 4,25 ; brush, 1,00 ; 2 pair 

' steelyards, 1,83, 7 08 

Three mop-handles', .50 ; demijohn, .25 ; 2 brushes, .75, 1 50 

Six lamps, .75 ; writing-desk, 1,00 ; 2 kettles, 3,00, 4 75 

Cook stove, 3,00 ; Magee stove, 20,00 ; 2 clocks, 2,50, 25 50 

Two stone jugs, .62 ; 2 doz. plates, 1,00 ; 2 doz. cups and 

saucers, .85, 2 47 

Four pitchers, 1,00; 3 mugs, .30; 9 teaspoons, .75; 1 doz. 

tumblers, .75, 2 80 

Dishes, 1,38 ; 2 plated spoons, .87 ; knife-tray, .25, 2 50 

Forty knives and forks, 3,75 ; 36 bowls, 2,16 ; 2 platters, 1,25, 7 16 
Fivebutcher-knives,l,25;4corTee-pots,l,50;2teapots,l,00, 3 75 
Two doz. iron spoons, .75 ; 4 doz. plates, 2,26 ; 14 tin plates, 

1,30, . 4 31 

Six tin ladles, 1,75 ; 7 wash dishes, 2,50 ; 3 tea-cans, .75 5 00 
One steamer, .50 ; 9 stone pots, 4,50 ; 10 earthen pots, .60, 5 60 
Two earthen plates, .25 ; 2 quart measures, .42 ; skimmer, .30, 97 
Wash-boiler, 2,50 ; 3 tunnels, .50 ; 7 tin pails, 2,00, 5 00 

Four fluid-lamps, 2,50; 5 pans, .75; 1 strainer, .40; teapot,. 50, 4 15 
Tin-ware, 1,10 ; mortar, .25 ; 5 boxes, .30 ; firkin, .25, 1 90 

Two chopping-knives, .40 ; 6 pails, 1,00 ; 4 dust-pans, .80, 2 20 
Cradle, .50 ; 30 comforters, 30,00 ; 28 quilts, 14,00, 44 50 

Seventy-one sheets, 35,50 ; 47 pillow-cases, 2,82 ; 28 pil- 
lows, 4,20, 42 52 
Twenty-two bolsters, 6,60; 20 bedsteads, 6,00; 20 feather- 
beds, 40,00, 52 60 
Twenty straw-beds, 10,00; 10 tubs, 5,00; 1 doz. pails, .75, 15 75 
Chest and meal, 1,75 ; town maps, 25,00 ; 4 stone jars, 2,40, 29 15 
Lot tin -ware, 2,00; candles, .80 ; churn, 2,50; ice-chest, 5 : 00, 10 30 
Dining set 6,29 ; 6 table-cloths, 6,00 ; book-case, 3,00, 15 29 
Five firkins, 1,25; 5 bbls. soap, 17,50, 18 75 

$380 45 



$12 50 


5 


45 


8 


50 


33 


00 


5 


25 


92 


00 


16 


00 



12 



Farm Stock and Implements. 

Two pr. ox-muzzles, .50 ; 8 baskets, 4,00 ; 16 casks, 8,00, 
Leather, 3,75; 1 set measures, 1,20 ; draw-shave, .50, 
Three wood-saws, 1,50 ; 3 iron bars, 3,00 ; 4 manure 

forks, 4,00, 
Two harnesses, 30,00 ; 6 shovels and spades, 3,00, 
Scalding tab, .75 ; blocks and ropes, 4,00 ; hay rope, .50, 
Ox-ties, 1,00 ; 6 hay forks, 3,00 ; swine, 88,00, 
Three flails, 1,00 ; oat straw, 5,00 ; oat fodder, 10,00, 
Sixteen tons hay, 296,00; corn fodder, 6,00; 4 ladders,6,00, 308 00 
Two pr. oxen, 210,00 ; 6 cows, 120,00 ; bull, 25,00 ; horse, 

75,00, 430 00 

Twenty-five hens, 7,50 ; 2 ox-yokes, 3,00 ; 30 cords manure, 

.150,00, 160 50 

Four axes, 2,00 ; farmer's boiler, 8,00 ; 25 bu. rye, 24,00, 34 00 
Twenty-five bush, corn, 22,50 ; ox-wagon, 40,00 ; 2 carts, 

45,00, 107 50 

Two hundred feet plank, 3,00 ; drag, 1,50 ; ox-sled, 20,00 ; 

pung, 8,00, 32 50 

Hay-cutter, 3,50 ; ox-scraper, 3,00 ; 5 chains, 8,00, 14 50 

Wagon-top, 30,00 ; wheelbarrow, 4,50 ; sleigh, 12,00, 46 50 

Two wagons, 85,00 ; harrow, 5,00 ; stake-chains, 1,75, 91 75 

Five ploughs, 20,00 ; cultivator, 3,00 ; 4 whiffletrees, 1,50, 24 50 
Pickaxe, .60 ; 2 stone-hammers, 1,00 ; 2 peat-knives, 2,00, 3 60 
Two robes, 8,00 ; grain cradle, 3,50 ; 6 rakes, 1,00, 12 50 

Twelve meal-bags, 2,50 ; bog-hoe, .25 ; brace and bits, 3,00, 5 75 
Two saws and square, 1,75; 2 augers, .75 ; blasting-tools, 

2,00, 4 50 

Eight scythes and snaths, 5,00 ; wrench, 1,00 ; winnowing- 

mill, 3,00, 9 00 

Grindstone, 7,50 ; lot of iron, 2,00 ; 9 hoes, 3,60, 13 10 

Beetle and wedges, 1,00 ; seeds, 5,00 ; 77 flour barrels, 6,16, 12 16 
Hammer, .60 ; 2 sickles, .25 ; scraper, .50, 135 

Iron vice, 5,00 ; standard weights and measures, 200,00, 205 00 



$1,689 41 
Cloths and Clothing. 

Six prs. suspenders, .60 ; 3 hats, .75 ; 2 lbs. yarn, 2,00, $3 35 

Five prs. socks, 2,00 ; 1 pr. pantaloons and vest, 2,50 ; 

overcoat, 2,50, 7 00 

Cotton cloth, 4,32 ; satinet, 6,70 ; calico, 1,12, 12 14 

Crash, .75 ; handkerchiefs, .37 ; robe cloth, .50, 1 62 

Flannel, 1,50 ; threads, 4,00, 5 50 

$29 61 



13 



Provisions. 

Two barrels flour, 13,00 ; \ bbl. Graham do. 3,25 ; 900 lbs. 

shorts, 10,85, $27 10 

Beans, 4,50 ; crackers, 2,75; 20 lbs. tea, 5,60, tobacco, 7,00, 19 85 
Eighty lbs. coffee, 9,60 ; 150 lbs. sugar, 10,00 ; 24 lbs. 

saleratus, 1,44, 21 04 

One hundred lbs. fish, 3,50 ; beef, 6,00 ; cranberries, 1,00, 10 50 
Eight bbls. apples, 8,00; salt beef, 4,00; 180 lbs.pork,18,00, 30 00 
Vinegar, 12,00 ; 90 gal. molasses, 25,20 ; lard, 2,50, 39 70 

Butter, 8,75 ; potatoes, 44,00 ; beets, 1,80 ; oats, 9,60, 64 15 

Salt, .50. 50 



$212 84 



Fuel 



Seven cords dry wood, 42,00 ; 6 tons coal, 42,00, 34 00 

Four cords peat, 12,00 ; 25 cords white pine wood, 65,50, 77 50 



Total amount of Inventors" 



S161 50 
$2,473 81 



PAUPERS IN ALMSHOUSE. 

"Whole number of paupers in the Almshouse during the 

year, 30 

Whole number of weeks' board, 1069 

" " " foreign paupers entertained, 382 

" weeks' board, 109 



DEATH IN ALMSHOUSE. 

Sarah Abbott, aged 8 1 years. 

BIRTHS 

During the year, 

REMAINING IN THE ALMSHOUSE. 



Over eighty years of age, 






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Between seventy and eighty 


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u 


2 


" thirty and forty. 


n 


" 


4 


" twenty and thirty, 


" 


«< 


2 


" three and fifteen, 


" 


a 


6 


Under one year, 






o 



Whole number of paupers remaining in Almshouse, 26 



14 



SUPERINTENDENT'S ACCOUNT, 



Dr. 

To cash received on settlement, Feb. 14, I860, 
for bills, Feb. 14, 1860, 
for pigs, 
for vegetables, 
for peas, 
for labor, 
for milk, 
for house rent, 
for muck, 
for hay and straw, 
for difference between oxen, 
for calves and hides, 
for old carriage, 
for apples, 
for lodging prisoner, 
for sundries, 



$00 82 


63 


25 


93 


28 


62 


25 


52 


75 


82 37 


49 42 


29 


00 


3 


90 


14 


30 


25 


00 


30 


39 


15 


00 


9 


28 


1 


00 


4 


50 



$536 51 



Or. 

By cash paid for groceries, 
for crackers, 
for fish, 
for meal, 

for meat, 57,40 ; wares, 20,4 9, 
for clothing, 34,77 ; labor, 89,12, 
for harness, 27,50; Charles Collins, 20,00, 
for Wm. Poor, 18,50; E. Hussey, 30,94, 
for school books, 2,06 ; medicines, 3,38, 
for paupers, 5,65 ; bull, 16,00, 
for seeds, 8,22 ; lime and whitewashing, 8 
for side of leather, 5,80 ; sundries, 15,76, 
for sled shoes and runners, 

Bills to balance, 



97, 



$51 


27 


24 


00 


30 


56 


22 


50 


77 


89 


123 


89 


47 


50 


49 


44 


5 


44 


21 


65 


17 


19 


21 


56 


11 


18 


32 


44 



$536 51 



15 



COST OF SUPPORTING PAUPERS IN ALMSHOUSE. 

To cash paid by Overseers' orders, $1,927 62 

11 " " by T. B. Bailey, Supt. 504 07 

Interest upon Town Farm, 600 00 



Whole cost of supporting paupers in Almshouse, $3,031 69 

Credit, by income from Town Farm, 536 51 



$2,495 18 



"Whole number of weeks' board, 1178. 

Cost per week, $2 12 



LIQUOR AGENCY. 

Town of Andover in account with Jolm Harding, Town Agent. 

Dr. 

Cash paid Treasurer, $1,365 73 

Liquor and other property on hand, Feb. 12, 1861, 321 49 

To balance, 67 04 



$1,754 26 



Cr. 

By stock on hand, Feb. 5, 1860, 
" cash of Town for liquor, 

" for transportation, 
" " " " Agent's salary, 



Whole amount gained by sale of liquor, as per Reports, 

Feb. 12, 1660, 
Loss during the year ending Feb. 12, 1861, 67 04 

Gain since establishing the agency in 1856, >1 24 



$198 


87 


1,383 


35 


22 


04 


150 


00 


$1,751 


26 



16 



TREASURER'S ACCOUNT. 



Town of Andover in account current with Edward Taylor, Town 
Treasurer, 1860. 

Dr. 
To Paid County Tax, 
State Tax, 

from dog fund (damage to sheep), 
sundry. persons (interest on Town debt), 
sundry persons (reducing debt), 
discount on taxes, at six per cent., 799 27 
" " " at four " 62 80 

Selectmen's orders, current expenses, 
" Schools, 
" " School -houses, 

Overseers of the Poor, orders, 
Selectmen and Auditors, 
Feb. 12, 1861, balance of taxes due, 

" " cash in Treasurer's hands to balance, 



Cr. 
By cash on hand, Feb. 14, 1860, 
balance taxes due, " " 
received for dog fines, 

for dog licences, 

for surveying private way, 

for map of Town, 

for old bridge plank, 

for cranberries (O. Barnard), 

of Henry Mason, 

of East Cambridge pauper account, 

of A. W. Dodge, interest dis. on Co. tax, 

of State Treasurer, school fund, 

of Liquor Agent, 

of North Andover (State and Co. tax), 

for rent of Town House, 
Assessors' warrant for taxes assessed in 1860, 
received of Jas. H. Smith, paving, 



$5,020 22 


1,342 


50 


47 


00 


1,334 


08 


1,925 


00 


| 862 


07 


7,613 


08 


3,725 


06 


1,547 


40 


2,525 


52 


26 


00 


368 


66 


5,837 


73 


$32,174 


32 


$6,241 


30 


82 


14 


20 


00 


139 


30 


1 


00 


1 


26 


9 


25 


1 


50 


5 


00 


6 


00 


75 


30 


171 


79 


1,365 


73 


2,483 


08 


807 


00 


20,759 


.36 


5 


31 



E. & O. E. 



Andoveb, Feb. 12, 1861. 



$32,174 32 
EDWARD TAYLOR, Treasurer. 



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Town Treasurer in Account current with Notes Payable. 

Dr. Cr. 

1860. 

Feb. 14, To balance due, $24,650 00 By paid during the year, SI, 925 00 

By balance outstanding, 22,725 00 



$24,650 00 
1861. 

Feb. 12, To balance out- 
standing, $22,725 00 
E. E. 

Andovek, Feb. 12, 1861. 



$24,650 00 



EDWARD TAYLOR, Treasurer. 



LIABILITIES OF THE TOWN. 



Notes due by the Town, 
Due to School Districts, 
Due to School Houses, 



$22,725 00 

1,630 78 

653 75 

$25,009 53 



ASSETS OF THE TOWN. 

Feb. 12, 1861, Cash in hands of Treasurer to balance, 
Balance of Taxes due from Collector, 
Due from Town of Lawrence, 

" of Newburyport, 
" of North Andover, 

of Marblehead, 
" of Newton, 
" of Oxford, 
State, for burial, 
T. B. Bailey, Supt. 
Stock on hand, Liquor Agency, 
for rent of Town Hall, 



$6,653 55 
Reported balance against the Town, Feb. 13, 1860, $19,907 60 
Balance against the Town, Feb. 12, 1861, 18,355 98 



$5,837 73 


368 


66 


2 


80 


8 


50 


23 43 


8 


00 


17 


50 


4 


00 


5 


00 


32 44 


321 


49 


24 


00 



Decrease of Town liabilities, 

3 



$1,551 62 



18 



PUNCHARD FREE SCHOOL. 

The undersigned, Trustees of the Punchard Free School, as 
required by their Act of Incorporation, herewith render to the 
Town their Annual Account of the condition of the Fund, and 
of the Receipts and Expenditures thereof for the year ending 
Feb. 1, 1861. 

The permanent Fund of Forty Thousand Dollars is invested in 
Valid Notes and Real Estate Securities, $40,000 00 



Receipts. 

Balance of cash on hand, as per last Report, $182 73 

Interest received since said Report, 2,529 58 



$2,712 31 



Expenditures. 

Cash paid W. G. Goldsmith, Principal, 

" " H. I. Eaton, Assistant, 

" " Sarah S. Richardson, Assistant, 

" " Moses Foster, Jr., Treasurer, 

11 " W. G. Goldsmith, for sundries, 

. it u t £ Mayberry & Co., wood and coal, etc. 

" H. Abbott, 2d, Janitor, 

" H. Abbott, 2d, for sundries, 

" " E. S. Ritchie, Philosophical apparatus, 

" C. H. Learoyd, Music Teacher, 

" " Robert Murray, laying out grounds, 

H « "w -p. Draper, printing, 

•' " Sands & Byers, stationery, 

Amount carried forward, $ 1,8 51 10 



$1,000 00 


281 


75 


118 


25 


100 


00 


30 


77 


112 


06 


62 


50 


17 


55 


39 


00 


25 


00 


21 


00 


28 


91 


14 


31 



19 



Amount brought forward, 
Cash paid Wrn. Rea, shade-trees, 

" C. B. Holt, 

" C.H.Johnson, " 
" " Joseph Abbott, labor on settees, etc. 
" " R. M. Abbott, painting, 
■ " B. G. Morris, binding records, 
11 " Thomas Clark, painting, 

" Nathan Frye, journey to Groton, 

" George Mooar, expense for printing, 

" Robert Fleming, labor, 

" Abbott & Clement, labor, 
11 " Timothy Callahan, " 

M B. F. Thompson, 

Willard Pike, pathing snow, 
« u "VVm. Barnett, coal-hod, 
" " E. P. Higgins, painting, 



Cash deposited in Andover Bank, to balance, 



Respectfully submitted, 



$1,851 10 
20 85 
10 00 

8 00 
10 37 

7 

5 

5 

3 

3 

1 

2 

2 

2 

1 

1 



42 
00 
41 
00 
00 
75 
37 
25 
69 
00 
25 
50 



$1,935 96 
776 35 

$2,712 31 



JAMES H. MERRILL, 
GEORGE MOOAR, 
BENJAMIN B. BABBITT, 
MOSES FOSTER, Jr., 
NATHAN FRYE, 
JOSEPH SHATTUCK, 
EDWARD TAYLOR, 
JOHN ABBOTT 



Andover, Feb. 1, 1861 



20 

SCHEDULE OF TOWN PROPERTY. 

Town House and fixtures, $15,000 00 ) ft1 „ nnn nn 

Land adjoining, 2,000 00 } $17 ' 000 °° 

Fire Department. 

Engine House and land, $900 00 ") < . e> nnn nn 

Engine and apparatus, 1100 00 j ^' UUU UU 

Iron safe in Town Clerk's office, $166 00 



Pauper Department 

$7 
Personal Property, as per Inventory, 2,473 81 



Farm and Buildings, $7,530 00 \ $ 10003 81 



$29,169 81 



Whole amount of Orders drawn for Schools, $3,725 06 

" " " ■ for School-houses, 1,547 40 

11 " by Selectmen, 7,613 08 

by Overseers of Poor, 2,525 52 

$15,411 06 



The undersigned having carefully examined the foregoing 
accounts, and finding them correct and well vouched, present 
their Report to the Town for its acceptance. 



WILLIAM CHICKERING, 

ISAAC O. BLUNT, \ Auditors. 

NATHAN SHATTUCK, 



21 



TOWN WARRANT. 



ESSEX, SS : To Charles Pray, one of the Constables of the 
Town of Andover, — Greeting. 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you 
are hereby directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of the 
Town of Andover, qualified to vote in elections and in town 
affairs, to meet and assemble at the Town House in said Ando- 
ver, on Monday, the 4th day of March next, at twelve of the 
clock, noon, to act on the following Articles, viz : 

1st. To choose a Moderator to preside in said meeting. 

2d. To choose a Town Clerk for the year ensuing. 

3d. To hear and act upon the Report of the Auditors. 

4th. To choose Selectmen, Assessors, Overseers of the Poor, 
Town Treasurer, School Committee, Constables, and all other 
usual or necessary Town Officers. 

5th. To see if the Town will authorize the Town Treasurer 
to hire money in anticipation of the Taxes, if found necessary. 

6th. To see if the Town will authorize the Prudential Com- 
mittees of the several School Districts to select and contract 
with Teachers. 

7th. To see what sum of money the Town will raise for the 
repairs of their Highways the ensuing year. 

8th. To see what method the Town will adopt for the repairs 
of the Highways. 

9th. To see what sum of money the Town will raise for the 
maintenance of their Public Schools for the year ensuing. 

10th. To see what method the Town will adopt to apportion 
the School Money among the School Districts. 

11th. To see what sum of money the Town will raise to 
defray their other necessary expenses. 

12th. To see what method the Town will adopt for the collec- 
tion of the public Taxes the ensuing year. 



22 

13th. To determine what compensation the Town will pay to 
Firemen for their services the ensuing year. 

14th. To see if the Town will adopt the 2d Section of the 
83d Chapter of the General Statutes of this Commonwealth 
relating to catching pickerel. 

15th. To see if the Town will place a belfry and bell on their 
Town House, on petition of Thomas Smith and 53 others. 

16th. To see if the Town will accept as a public highway the 
piece of road leading from the house of Mrs. John Mann, in 
Ballard Vale, to the place where said piece of road intersects 
the road leading to Tewksbury, on petition of Joseph S. Gile and 
nine others. 

17th. To see if the Town will reconsider the vote passed at 
a former meeting denying the right of way, by the heirs of John 
G. Moor, through land belonging to Simeon Hardy, situated in 
the West Parish of said Andover, on petition of Milton Moor 
and others. 

18th. To see if the Town will take any action with reference 
to General Statutes Chap. 57, Sect. 152, respecting deposits in 
Savings Banks. 

10th. To see if the Town will lease the land in the rear of the 
Town House, or take any other action relating thereto. 

20th. To see if the Town will discontinue a piece of old road 
near the house of Simeon F. Flint, and give the same to him, on 
petition of Simeon F. Flint, and others. 

Hereof fail not, and made due return of this Warrant with 
your doings thereon, to the Town Clerk, at the time and place 
of meeting as aforesaid. 

Given under our hands, at Andover, this eighteenth day of 
February, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred 
and sixty-one. 

GEORGE FOSTER, ) Selectmen 

JOHN B. JENKINS, £ of 

BENJAMIN BOYNTON, ) Andover.